Benign tumors known as osteomas can cause pain and problems with vision. They can also make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. These forehead bumps can be removed through osteoma removal surgery to restore your self-confidence in the way you look.
How Osteoma Removal Works
Osteoma removal is a cosmetic procedure performed in three hours using general anesthesia. Some patients may be able to have the procedure performed using local anesthesia. A plastic surgeon uses a drill and a bone cutting device to remove the osteoma. There are various surgical techniques that may be used to make incisions into the skin. Depending on the technique used, you could experience visible scarring, hair loss or scalp numbness.
You may need to wear a compression bandage for the first 24 hours. Swelling and bruising is to be expected for the first two weeks. Scar gel may need to be applied for the first three months to minimize scarring, and sun exposure may need to be avoided for several months. You will receive special care instructions to be followed after the procedure.
Ideal Osteoma Removal Candidates
A diagnosis needs to be made in order to determine if a forehead bump is an osteoma or something else. A consultation with a board certified surgeon can help make this diagnosis and determine if you are an ideal osteoma removal candidate. Ideal candidates do not smoke and are physically healthy.
Schedule an Osteoma Removal Consultation
If you are considering osteoma removal, consider making a consultation appointment with NYC board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam. During your appointment, you can learn about the benefits and risks of osteoma removal to determine if the procedure is right for you. Dr. Nikfarjam can recommend the best treatment plan to achieve the results you desire. Schedule an osteoma removal consultation today.